Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gina K. Designs Illustrators Blog Hop...and You're Invited!!

Good morning!  Today, the Illustrators and some of the Design Team have put together a little invitation hop for you! This hop features stamps that will be released tonight! So come hop along with us and don't forget to add a comment on each blog.  We will pick a random winner to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K. Design Goodies!!
 I am so excited to give you a sneak peek of my newest set Beyond Baskets 2, the newest addition to my bestselling line of basket sets!  More holiday and themed project possibilities abound,  and no end to combinations you can make with these new bottoms and all the previous toppers!  There are, however, also lots of ways to go "topless" (sorry, I couldn't resist) if you don't have any of the additions sets, by masking in other stamped images to be poking out, filled with paper flowers, or  having crumpled tissue coming out the top, like you see here!  Swap out patterns and sentiment and make it a birthday card.
 Whether you stamp them on cardstock, paper piece with your favorite patterns, or color, these new containers are must haves for your stamp collection!
 This new bag you saw in Gina's snippet is paired here with the original Basket Additions set (sneak peek of some of Theresa's new Let it Snow flakes on the background there.) Colored with Copics, I will show in a video how I was able to make the bag look so "lumpy".  (I promise it's easy, can you scribble?)
And here with my Basket Additions 3 spookies.  This bag is stamped on Kraft cardstock, co coloring! See how easily this image went from Santa's sack of toys to a burlap bag for fall goodies? I just used a W-3 Copic to trace the edges to give shadows, and that's it.  Doesn't it look so dimensional?

 Of course I've included greetings large (see how" celebrate" fits perfectly stamped on the narrow GKD stitched ribbon?) and small (for this new little tag image!) to go with... :)

I wonder how many other "bottoms" you'll see in our hop today? ;)  I was hoping to have video for you today, but my son and I are sick, so I'll try to have that ready for next week's Inspiration Hop, okay?

Now please enjoy visiting the rest of the team for more peeks of what new stamps will be available tonight at 7PM CST for purchase in the Gina K. Designs store!


Illustrator and Senior Designer



82 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Fabulous Melanie! LOVE them all. The tissue on the first card---genius! Great new set--lots of possibilities!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a fabulous set. As with all of your sets there are so many possibilities. I can't wait to see the rest of the goodies in this set.

Debbie Corbari said...

WOW! These have blown me away Melanie! Love that tissue card...I've gotta case that. Like, NOW!

Debbie Corbari said...

WOW! These have blown me away Melanie! Love that tissue card...I've gotta case that. Like, NOW!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What fun additions!! The tissue paper is a great idea!

Theresa Momber said...

What an amazing new set with so many ways to mix and match with your basket series! Love the way you colored the bag and the tissue is such an awesome idea!

catdidit said...

LOVE the tissue paper popping out of the box! Awesome sauce! Love how you can use your sets together like this!

Karen Hightower said...

Great preview. Love this set, can't wait to see the rest... :)

Sharon Harnist said...

Love your different ideas with the sack, Mel -- wonderful possibilities! Great idea with the tissue in the box, too! Sorry you & son are sick -- get better soon!

Sean Fetterman said...

I love the new set Mel!!!! So many fun project possibilities! Hugs! Sean

Debby/Darthy said...

Oh man your stuff is always so nice.

Kay S said...

Love your cards, and I can't wait to get my hands in this new set!! I'm getting excited to stry making Christmas cards now; thanks for the inspiration and this fabulous new set!

--Marcy said...

Your basket sets are always super additions! I think I have every container, and now there are more! YeaH!

Kay S said...

Oops! That was supposed to say "excites to START making…"

Kristen V said...

Great idea with the tissue paper or flowers. Wonderful!

Ava Gavloski said...

love love your samples melanie, thanks for the inspiration

Beth said...

You had me at. Tissue

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love that sack, and the box too! I will have to get this set!

Lisa K said...

I love the gift with the tissue. This looks fun.

ET said...

I love how you use copics. The package and sack are so versatile.

scrappinmommom said...

These are wonderful, can't wait. Love them!!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

fabulous cards love the realistic look you gave the gift box with the tissue : )

Cindy M said...

This is going to be a must have set, love how you used the tissue paper, very clever!!

Maria said...

Love the cards, turned out beautiful

Carole Renneker said...

Great cards! Love, Love, Love, the new stamps! I adore the versatility of your basket and Beyond sets. Thanks for designing them!

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a fun idea! Great cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards and images! Especially loving that first one with the piecing and tissue paper, so fun!

Julie S. said...

I really like all the ideas you used here, like the tissue paper and the greeting on the ribbon on that last card.

KraftyKim said...

Some lovely ideas! Thanks

Ann Lee said...

Cute cute cute!

Joyce T. said...

Awesome. Can't wait to see the whole set. Love all of your work so I'm sure to "need" this set too. :)

sandi said...

So cute!! What more can I say.

Connie Ludgate said...

Love the new stamp sets and your card ideas. So many stamps I want and so little money to get them with.

Sharon said...

These will be such fun to create with! Great design!

Barbara said...

I don't know which one I like better. It is too hard, so have to get them all!

Denise Plourde said...

Loved the way you used tissue! Great card! Thanks!

Barbara Patrick said...

I Love, Love, Love your basket sets!! So glad for more. Thanks!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What fun these images will be. I am really enthused about them. Can't wait to see all.

ajax said...

The Christmas cards are so cute, yet look so simple. I also have a few family who send Halloween. Thanks for that one.

Mcdsfarm said...

You always put so much effort into your designs. Beautiful!

RedGem said...

I just love this set and now an addition to it! Looking forward to the release.

dskene said...

These basket stamps are so versatile. Thanks for the inspiration.

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are so fun! I love the snowy swirls on the first one and the parcel in front. Awesome! (I always have to shake presents!hehehe)

Peggie Medeiros said...

I love the Christmas sack card can't wait to get that stamp

Olga said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love this set!

Nana Griffin said...

Love it! Am looking forward to seeing the rest of this set and your video on the bag coloring.

Christine Macneil said...

More bottoms from Melanie! Woo Hoo! Love how versatile this line is. I also like that box - it can be ANY kind of a gift! Can't wait to see the whole set!

Parker said...

Love the cards you've shared. Each one is such a great idea for using your wonderful stamp sets, plus the many tips you so thoughtfully share. Thanks

Pat Jandacek said...

Fabulous cards, Melanie! The bag can be 'stuffed' with anything and look wonderful. Love your first card with the open gift, too...that would work very well for creating multiples. TFS

Lynne said...

awesome.....wonderful addition to this great series of stamps. Top of my wish list.

Sue D said...

Great cards with your new stamps!

Mona Porter said...

I absolutely love the Christmas present card! And the bags are a must-have for Christmas or any other holiday, as youy showed us. Thanks for the inspiration!

CraftyMomFL said...

ssshhhh...don't tell anyone, but I think you are my favorite illustrator, and I am just loving the new baskets stamp set - can't wait to see the whole reveal.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Oh I can't wait to see this whole set. Your cards are cute!

fiddlinfan said...

The backgrounds on the first 2 cards are fabulous. All three cards are fun.

MsJudyC said...

Love the bag with the 3 spookies....

Sharon Underwood said...

Great idea with the tissue! Love Santa's giant bag, too!

Golda said...

These are so fun! Love the different "containers".

Kim said...

I have to admit that the Halloween sack is my favorite. My mind is buzzing with ideas for Halloween cards this year!

Pauline Vaughan said...

very cute cards Loved the Christmas one the best

vicky said...

So much talent!!

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing, Melanie! What a great addition to the basket series!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh what a great addition to all of your other sets! I just made a project using Beyond Baskets, Basket Blessings, and Basket Additions 2.....awesome stamp family! :)

Barbara Hale said...

Wow - your coloring on these bags is incredible - will have to try that for sure!

Terri said...

Love how you used the stamp for Christmas and Halloween. Great job.

Lagene said...

Super cute bag & fillers!

Sylvia Rivera said...

What a fun bag!! Love all the goodies.

Anita Braddock said...

Super Awesome cards love the background and the Halloween card is soooo cute.the colors are perfect. thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

So very cute!

Bea Connor said...

Beautiful job--I love them all!

Leisa said...

Fabulous!!!

Kitty said...

Beautiful samples. Thank you


Blessings,
Kathleen

Bertha W said...

Love the tissue gift box! Thanks for sharing this idea.

Bertha W said...

Love the tissue gift box! Thanks for sharing this idea.

Deb B said...

Very clever. I love the versatility of them.

Cheryl Depler said...

Love the basket addition set. Thanks!

Cheryl Wright said...

WOW, fabulous, Melanie! You never cease to amaze me!!!

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Your sack is awesome...can't wait to see more

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